Many technological advancements have been made over the years, making it possible for people to access a number of services from the comfort of their homes. Medical testing procedures like DNA tests and ancestry exploration that had to be done in health centers can now be done easily from home. It is now possible to carry out STD tests at home and get accurate results. These procedures have been designed to meet the same standards met by physicians and other practitioners in health centers.
The procedures below explain how you can test yourself or another person for STD while at home.
Placement of an order
You first have to select the company that you want to consult for the testing. In order to place an order through the company’s website, you will have to first create your personal account on the site. Kit registration is also done in the account and you will be asked to provide your information so that the company can offer you a more personalized service. You will also submit the methods of payment that you are going to use.
Once you have placed an order in your account, you will receive a kit that you will use to store your specimen. You will be asked to either provide a urine sample or a blood sample depending on the type of test you have ordered. Sometimes, you may be asked to submit both samples when you ordered to test for more than one illness. The kit comes with instructions that will help you avoid the risk of contaminating your sample to ensure that the results that you receive are accurate. You don’t have to prepare yourself for sample collection in STD testing like other medical procedures that need preparations like avoiding eating. However, you should try and avoid going to the loo if urine is the sample needed for testing.
Delivering your sample
You have to send the sample you have collected to the company’s labs for testing. For most companies, the mailing fees are included in the lump sum that you pay for the testing hence you do not have to spend more money to send the sample.
After your sample has been screened, the findings of the test will be detailed in a report. You will be notified of the results through the contacts you submitted while creating the account. You can either go to the company’s premises to personally receive the report or you can view the results online in your account. If for any reason you are not able to either personally collect the results or access your online account, you can send someone else with a letter that proves that you have sent him/her.